DAF has launched the new generation CF and XF trucks, which feature new drivelines and aerodynamic optimizations, resulting in up to 7% lower fuel consumption.
A new DAF Connect fleet management system will drive even larger efficiency gains and the trucks also feature lower weight for increased payload and an updated interior and exterior design for the highest driver comfort and greatest appeal.
“Building on the excellent reputation for fuel efficiency, reliability and driver comfort the current Euro 6 product range has earned in Europe, DAF has developed a new generation of CF and XF trucks offering the best possible solutions for both the customer and the driver”, said Preston Feight, DAF Trucks president.
A key principle when developing the new drivelines was to reduce engine revs for fuel efficiency. Maximum torque of the PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines has been increased significantly and is already available from 900rpm to allow down speeding of the engine. The top-of-the range PACCAR MX-13 engine produces 530PS and 2,600Nm of torque at 1,000rpm.
Next to engine performance, the performance of the PACCAR Engine Brake has been enhanced. Maximum braking power of the PACCAR MX-11 engine has grown from 320 to 340kW. Braking power has increased 20% between 1,000 to 1,500rpm. Maximum braking power of the MX-13 is no less than 360kW and in the important 1,200 to 1,500rpm range, braking power has increased up to 30%.
The new CF and XF will enter production in the summer of 2017 in 4×2 tractor (FT) and rigid (FA) configurations, the 6×2 tractor FTG and FTP with pusher axles, and the 6×2 rigid with single mounted trailing axle (FAR). Other versions will follow in the autumn.